Carbon fiber smart bike warns when cars come too close

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

There's been a considerable effort in recent years to apply smart technology to bikes, from the Velo-1, which uses the riders' smartphone as a dashboard, to Helios handlebars that include GPS to track stolen bikes. Now Canadian company Vanhawks has created the Valour, a lightweight carbon fiber bike that is perhaps the first to come with an array of smart features out of the box, such as warning when drivers come dangerously close. Currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the bike is designed with urban commuting in mind and lives up to the standards of other models on the market, yet…

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